Man on the Spot

23 Sep 2024 @ 7:30 pm
Kings Chapel
Kings Arms Hotel
30 High Street
Old Amersham
£3 for members, £4 for non-members

Bill Hamilton Talk


Bill Hamilton is a former BBC TV News broadcaster. Born in Dundee, Scotland, Bill began work as a trainee reporter on the Fife Herald before moving to the Hartlepool Mail and then to Tyne Tees Television. His career with the BBC began in Glasgow before moving to London where he spent time as a Home Affairs correspondent and later as a Foreign Affairs correspondent, featuring regularly on national news bulletins.

During his time in television news he covered the war in Lebanon in 1982, AIDS in Africa, and the plight of neglected children in post-communist Albania. Nearer home he assisted in the rescue of snowbound train passengers in the arctic Scotland of 1978, and witnessed the aftermath of the IRA bombings in Brighton and inner-city riots in Brixton and Toxteth.

The talk is based on his autobiography “Man on the Spot: A Broadcaster’s Story” published in 2010.

Coffee/tea and biscuits will be available from 7.30pm. The talk starts at 8.00pm. No booking necessary. Guests and new members welcome.